About a dozen retired faculty members have begun meeting to discuss
ways they can help the Ithaca community and stay connected to each
other. Spearheaded by Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus Harvey
Fireside and longtime faculty member and administrator Bill Scoones,
the group plans to meet two times each semester.
While they're still searching for an official name for the group,
participants are enthusiastic about offering their expertise to
the campus and the wider Ithaca community. They have discussed
the possibility of volunteering their services to academic departments
as mentors, guest lecturers, and consultants on curricular matters.
Other areas of interest include assisting the College with such
efforts as the Center for Teacher Education's Partnership in Teaching
and the College's fund-raising program, as well as volunteering
for local human service organizations. The group also sees itself
as a potential resource for faculty members who are approaching
retirement and might benefit from discussions on practical matters
common to most retirees.
Inquiries and suggestions are welcome from those living in or
around Ithaca. We invite retired faculty members to contact Bill
Scoones (274-3823) or Harvey
Photo by George Sapio
Ithaca College Office of Publications,
24 April, 2003